Visit this site to learn about shock waves and how they depend on the speed of a moving object. You'll find out how a "blunt body" minimizes heating on reentry and see images of shock waves made in a wind tunnel. Also, you'll how a vehicle can to ride on its own shock wave and you'll see prototype aircraft, including the XB-70 bomber, that have used this concept.
American Physical Society. Physics in Action: Sonic Shock. College Park: American Physical Society, April 23, 2004. http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/shockwaves.cfm (accessed 20 October 2014).
%0 Electronic Source %D April 23, 2004 %T Physics in Action: Sonic Shock %I American Physical Society %V 2014 %N 20 October 2014 %8 April 23, 2004 %9 text/html %U http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/shockwaves.cfm
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.